For my friend M
Continuing my treadmill theme, here is my Top Ten* list of shows I like to zone out to while running on the treadmill:
Prison Break (Fox – no longer on the air)
Chuck (NBC – returning in January)
24 (Fox – returning in January)
Numb3rs (CBS – Fridays at 10)
Rome (HBO – no longer on the air)
Fringe (Fox – Thursdays at 9)
Heroes (NBC – Mondays at 8 )
Lie To Me (Fox – Mondays at 9)
30 Rock (NBC – Thursdays at 9)
The Mentalist (CBS – Thursday at 10)
Last fall I would set the DVR to record my shows (4 of them aired on Mondays and 1 on Tuesday) and I was set for the week.
Some of you who know me may be asking, “Uh, dude? Where’s LOST and BSG? Aren’t you always going on and on about those two shows? How they are the best ever?” That is true. My two favorite shows of all time are LOST and the new Battlestar Galactica. But these two are far too involved to be put on the list – too much fumbling for the remote to rewind to hear a missed line or clue. I see Flash Forward joining this special list very shortly. When I’m on the treadmill I tend to want fun, easy, popcorn entertainment. My wife calls it Pringles for the brain (though she’s usually referring to books).
Sadly, some of these shows are no longer on the air (Prison Break and Rome) and only available on DVD, but if you haven’t seen them yet, they are totally worth it.
I would love to hear what you would recommend when stuck on the treadmill.
* In no particular order. The new V series may be joining the treadmill list, but with only 4 episode aired and the show not returning to the screen until February, I am withholding judgement either way. Since Rome and Prison Break are off the air, it would probably replace one of those.